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Grateful Dead Live at Golden Hall, Community Concourse on 1982-02-20


Topics Live concert


Jack Straw, They Love Each Other-> CC Rider, Tennessee Jed, Mama Tried-> Mexicali Blues, To Lay Me Down-> Let It Grow Franklin's Tower-> Samson & Delilah, Big Railroad Blues, Playin' In The Band-> Drums-> Truckin'-> Black Peter-> Around & Around-> One More Saturday Night, E: It's All Over Now Baby Blue


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Golden Hall, Community Concourse
Location San Diego, CA

Source Audience Recording
Lineage AUD>MC>DAT>CD
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Notes

AUD>MC>DAT>CD; via Scott Shindell; seeded to etree by Willy

Reviews

Reviewer: Purple Gel - - December 9, 2008
Subject: Opera Night
This show is definitely a superior show, along with the night before. The first set is excellent with a superior To Lay Me Down, a great CC Rider and one of the best Let It Grows out there. Set 2 is just awesome. As far as I know this is the only time that Franklin's was used as the opening song snd the transition into Samson is flawless!! The BRR and Playing are also great versions with a real nice Brent solo Jam into the drums. Get these 2 Golden Hall shows, they are underrated and very few folks seem to have 'em.

This venue was located in the performing arts center adjacent to the Opera Theater, and there was a big square between them. I forget which night, but on one of these nights in '82 there was an Opera playing at the same time and the juxtaposition of the Opera crowd with their gowns and tuxes etc mingling with the tie dye crowd is something I will never forget.
Reviewer: Valley Vista - - November 4, 2006
Subject: Yup
Great small venue...I remember tossing a frisbee before the show with Bobby Brady (who had flowers painted on his face and was blissing several hours before the show)...no dancing in the aisles, security was ultra uptight...I also remember - as the other poster mentions - Weir pointing at a security dude and barking "Pay Attention!" during Samson...and yes Garcia absolutely tears up "Let It Grow"...I remember being confused by the Franklins-Samson second set opener...after the show a bunch of us went to Mexico and spent the night at a beach house...coming back the next morning to get to UCLA for the next show we were DETAINED because I'm Canadian and didn't have my passport...they searched my friend's truck for hours...nightmare!...managed to make it through and made the Pauley show in time...These were great shows and nice memory listening to them for the first time many, many years...thanks for posting!
Reviewer: dead-freak - - June 3, 2006
Subject: Impeccable sound
I love the set list for the 2nd set. Franklins> samson>rr blues>playin'. How's that for high energy! The recording is pristine and if all shows were this crisp I'd be a loyal audience listener.
Reviewer: birdsgosouth - - March 2, 2006
Subject: What source?
Use this one for the first set and then the Nak300/CP4 for the second set, don't bother with the Sony ECM 220T
Reviewer: capn doubledose - - November 29, 2005
Subject: Unreal
Ripping++++ 18 min Let it Grow one of the best of the 80's and up there with Binghampton '83. CC Rider is one of the best I have ever heard. Franklins>Sampson I believe is a one and only... Face it this show kicks total ass.
Reviewer: liranfa - - November 5, 2005
Subject: sketchy recording?
I've listened to this recording and maybe it's because I'm more forgiving for being an "old timer" but this is a pretty darn good recording for 1982. It was still a stealth situation and not a given that you could tape Dead shows. A lot of times you had to worry more about venue security busting you than the GD. I think this recording captures the "feeling" of the show. If fact, if you listen to the ending break of "Samson and Delilah", when the boys sing "I would tear this old building down", Bob adds "Pay Attention!" pointing a finger to the security people who were carrying dancers away from the aisles. That's one of the reasons that these were the last Golden Hall shows.
Reviewer: yankeecliff - - September 21, 2005
Subject: where is this?
Does anyone know where this show is?? I lived in SD for 6 years now and have never heard of Golden Hall at the Community Concourse.

Real groovin' show but sound quality a bit sketchy!!
Reviewer: pwfurther - - September 14, 2005
Subject: Cool show/recording
Theres a great "you are there" vibe going on with this recording. Positive vibrations. If you want to transport yourself back to an 80's show, this is a good one to do it with. Check out the maniac screaming right before Jack Straw, I think he sums it up best!
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